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Basant Regmi’s consistent performances were instrumental in Nepal progressing to division two of the World Cricket League © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Jan 19, 2015

Basant Regmi of Nepal conquered a unique record by becoming the first bowler to inaugurate the 100 wickets club in the World Cricket League; a tournament conducted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

According to myRepublica, Regmi took two wickets against Netherlands in the ICC World Cricket League Division two, in the process reached the hundred-wicket milestone. Stephan Myburgh was Regmi’s 100th scalp.

Regmi has been a prolific performer for Nepal. He displayed a Knack for picking up wickets as early as in his debut season in the World Cricket League when he snaffled 14 wickets in a tournament, followed by 12 wickets in another tournament two seasons later. At the time Regmi was playing division 5.

While in division four of the World Cricket League Regmi held the record for most number of wickets in a tournament when he nabbed 21 wickets in 2012 in Malaysia.  His consistent performances were instrumental in helping Nepal progress to division two of the World Cricket League.